The Study of Chemical Communication in Free-Ranging Mammals

  • L. David Mech
  • Roger P. Peters


Although investigations into chemical communication in vertebrates have been conducted for a long period, this field of study actually came of age only a year or so ago, with the founding of the Journal of Chemical Ecology. The relatively delayed development of the field resulted from the extreme difficulty encountered in attempting to cope with its subject matter.


Chemical Communication Wild Rabbit Food Odor Olfactory Signalling Captivity Study 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. David Mech
    • 1
    • 2
  • Roger P. Peters
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ncrth Central Forest Experiment StationSt. PaulUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyFort Lewis CollegeDurangoUSA

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